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Hi Sam
I was not blaming OO for my troubles; I was just passing on my experience. As I said, I like OO; I was just chicken to try and re-install it on my new laptop. It has worked fine for me on my old Vista PC.
I also agree with putting out the cue sheets in multiple formats to insure easy editing. Steve Z. takes a different position in wanting to maintain personal control and integrity over routes he has developed.
My own personal concerns have to do with a club policy on maintaining the cue library. We really don't have one now nor do we have a cue librarian. There needs to be a policy that balances easy access and editing with reasonable control and cue sheet accuracy. If you or anyone else has thoughts on this, please pass them on. The Club Board members would be very glad to consider them.
Ed Cahill

Hi All
Steve certainly defined the issues facing the club's cue sheet library. He makes an argument for the pdf file format to maintain control over the integrity of his routes. Here is the bad news--routes have to be constantly updated and changed. Roads change, traffic increases and rides that were fun become impossible to ride or to ride safely. I know; I have a file cabinet of cue sheets going back 20+ years. Any ride that is in a suburban area older than 5 years is useless. The Southern PA rides seem to hold ( Indian Steps dates from 1997 and I did not have to change it). On the other hand, I had to edit and correct a big mistake on Gary Brandon's Susquehanna Slammer ride; I was glad it was not in a pdf file format.
The question is how to maintain an up to date library and encourage new rides. One of the impediments for members to try and lead a ride for the first time is finding a ride in the library that feel comfortable in leading. The library can be controlled in a top down with a librarian who total control over what gets added and is responsible for for accuracy or we can have system which is like an "open source" operating system where club members freely add and update rides. Or we can have some combination of both.
Ed Cahill
Club Secretary

Hi All
Until I bought my most recent laptop with Windows 7 Professional. I would have agreed with the use of Open Office. I used Open Office for years on my previous PC's and it worked great. But it crashed my newest laptop and I have been afraid to re install it. I felt lucky that Windows' restore program let me go back to a previous version. I actually like Open Office better than Microsoft Office but I cannot give an unqualified recommendation to the program.
In any case using Open Office as file converter program  is cumbersome; it is a large program to download and install. But using a file conversion program that is small and easy to download is an idea that is worth looking into. Perhaps, one of the club members has knows of such a program.
Ed Cahill

Hi All
As club secretary I always send out my minutes in both Word and  pdf. files--believe it or not some club members use Macs and don't have a program to read a doc. file but their Mac will read a pdf. file.
Having said that, I agree with having the club cue sheets in multiple formats that can be easily edited and read on any PC or Mac. I have updated a few cue sheets this year. I miss a lot of features of Cuesheetcentral's format of the cue sheet library but the current version does allow you to see when the cue sheet was last edited.
Anyone in the club who is keen on keeping the library up to date, step right up and volunteer. The club needs a full time cue sheet librarian. Ed Hopkins, Steve Zeldin and John Busteed did a great job in converting and putting the current cue sheet library together from cuesheetcentral. Anyone who would like to take on the job of creating multiple formats for the cue sheets can volunteer now. There is always more work to do.
Ed Cahill
BBC Secretary

Westminster to Emmittsburg Canceled; Replaced with A New Blast from the Past.
I will be unable to lead this Sunday's 15-18 ride Westminster to Emmittsburg. I am substituting it with "A New Blast from the Past" as an "Early Bird" ride. By leading an 8:00 AM ride from Oregon Ridge, I can make my Sunday PM commitment. I apologize for any for any inconvenience this change may cause.

May-17-10 03:09 pm
Need one more member
Category: Social

Hi All
Team BBC1 needs a replacement member. If you are planning on participating in Bike VA this year and have not registered yet, join our team and save $20 on your registration fee.
Reply to this posting or call me at 410-375-3247.
Ed Cahill
BBC Secretary

Hi All
I have changed the start time to 10AM from 9:30 AM to allow more time to drive to New Freedom and to have time to enjoy breakfast at the diner where the ride starts.
Ed Cahill

Hi All
It has come to my attention that there may some confusion about entering the ride start time when adding a new ride. If you change the "Ride Type" from (?)" meeting" (the default) to "all day event", you will lose the ride time start box as well as the totally useless ride time end box. When I added some rides, I did not pay much attention to this wording since I recognized the format from Google Calendar. However, I now know that some members have been put off and not been able to enter rides correctly because of this wording. If you select "all day event", the default ride time start is 12AM!
On Thursday's Board meeting, I will ask Georgia G., our president who is now also functioning as the web site liason to Will, to see what Will can do to clarify the wording and eliminate this booby trap. Since the programming change might take some time, members need to be aware of potential problem with the "Ride Type".
Ed Cahill

Hi All
Isaias is correct in his last post about gravel on Indian Steps Road. So I emailed Jim Guild, the BBC member who developed this ride, about the route. I have corrected the MapMyRide.com map---  http://www.mapmyride.com/route/us/md/ma … 463245791.  (Indian Steps- Revised)
The detour down to the museum starts at mile 31-- not mile 29 as is shown on my original map. Going to the museum starting at mile 31 avoids the gravel part of Indian Steps Road. My memory is pretty shot these days, but I did not remember any gravel roads on this ride.
Sorry for any confusion.

Ed Cahill

Hi All
I read Isaias account of his ride along Indian Steps road. It appears that he did the entire loop back to Rt 425. Jim Guild's Indian Steps cue sheet has us doubling back to Rt 425 the way we come in avoiding the gravel part of the road (now I know why he had us go back the way we came in). I don't remember riding on a gravel road on this route. See the map on MapMyRide.com.  http://www.mapmyride.com/ride/united-st … 053853585.
Ed Cahill

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